30 Sep 2012

Lydia Ko helps New Zealand amateurs to second place

12:58 pm on 30 September 2012

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is continuing her fine run of form at the Espirito Santo world amateur teams championship in Turkey.

The 15-year-old's second-round score of 69 helped New Zealand to tie for second and gave her a share of the individual lead in the tournament.

South Korea lead by five shots ahead of New Zealand, Germany, Canada, Japan and Australia.

Ko's 36-hole total of 139 put her equal with 17-year-old South Korean Hyo-Joo Kim, whose second-round 67 is the best score in the championship.